Forbes China Releases Top 30 Chinese Entrepreneurs under 30

March 29, 2015
Editor: Amanda Wu
Chen Hua [China.org.cn]

Forbes China recently released its 2015 list of the top 30 Chinese entrepreneurs under the age of 30, the fourth annual ranking of its kind. Chinese young people are now encouraged to innovate and start new businesses, trends which have become buzzwords in China.

Of the 30 young entrepreneurs on the list, 13 are from Beijing while the rest mainly come from Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hangzhou. They have developed businesses in online-to-offline services, gaming, wearable computing devices, intelligent products manufacturing, the Internet of Things, media, online finance and software.

Streams of 90s-generation Chinese have joined the wave of starting businesses in the Zhongguancun district of Beijing, China's Silicon Valley, where the environment for creativity and entrepreneurship has been greatly improved.

Many start-up growth centers were fostered in China last year, and the country's innovative cultural industry is blossoming. Premier Li Keqiang has said that entrepreneurship and innovation are the two engines for Chinese economic growth under the new normal.

Here are the top 30 Chinese entrepreneurs under 30 in 2015 by Forbes (listed in alphabetical order).

Chen Hua

Age: 27
Position: CEO, Beijing Aishengsheng Science and Technology Company, Ltd.
Headquarters: Beijing
Industry: Media and Marketing
At the end of 2013, Chen Hua and her team launched an entertainment app named Jiecao Selection, which now has 10 million users. It is especially popular among young people. The app has already garnered investment from several top-level investment fund companies.

Cai Yanqing

Age: 29
Position: Joint founder of the Yi-Gather Community
Headquarters: Guangzhou, Guangdong Province
Industry: Real Estate
The Yi-Gather Community provides shared workspaces for its registered members. A total of 1,390 workers from 85 cities in 13 countries have joined the community to share working resources and human connections in their communities. Most of them are working in the IT, art design and social innovation sectors.

Cao Heyan

Age: 28
Position: Founder and CEO of New Game Developer Services Information Technology Co., Ltd.
Headquarters: Fuzhou, Fujian Province
Industry: Gaming
Established in 2014, the New Game Developer Services Information Technology Co., Ltd. is an innovative Internet company focusing on gaming services. The company currently has 40 million registered users and has won substantial investments from renowned corporations.

Gao Jing

Age: 25
Position: Joint founder and CEO of AllMobilize, Inc.
Headquarters: Beijing
Industry:Corporation technology
AllMobilize is a kind of advanced technology that enables mobile sites to be synched with regular ones. The company has won much financial support from investment companies.

Han Bing

Age: 28
Position: CEO of nashangban.com
Headquarters: Beijing
Industry: Recruiting/Business networking
Established at the beginning of 2013, the IT talent recruitment website nashangban.com (the name of which means "where to work") has now brought together 500,000 high-end IT talents with 40,000 enterprises seeking IT services.

Huang Chengsong

Age: 28
Position: CEO of Wuhan Qimi Internet Science and Technology Company, Ltd.
Headquarters: Wuhan, Hubei Province
Industry: E-commerce retail
Established in 2012, Wuhan Qimi Internet Science and Technology Company offers discounted online sales and now has a total of 30 million users.

Hao Yawei

Age: 29
Position: CEO of Beijing Weige Interactive Science and Technology Company, Ltd.
Headquarters: Shenzhen, Guangdong Province and Beijing
Industry: Consumer technology
The Beijing Weige Interactive Science and Technology Company Ltd. focuses on the development and production of intelligent vehicle equipment such as AutoBot and AutoBot mini.

Ji Shang

Age: 29
Position: CEO of Guangzhou Juhaowan Information Science and Technology Company, Ltd.
Headquarters: Guangdong Province
Industry: Gaming
In 2012, Ji Shang set up the 8868 mobile phone games trading platform, on which monthly trading volume has now reached 20 million units.

Jiang Yiwen

Age: 28
Position: Founder and CEO of clubmeimei.com
Headquarters: Shanghai
Industry: IT
As the first online-to-offline services platform, clubmeimei.com provides high-quality customized services to high-end consumers. The site currently has over 50,000 members, and its sales volume in 2014 totaled 30 million yuan.

Jin Yizhi

Age: 30
Position: Shanghai Jianmi Internet Science and Technology Company, Ltd.
Headquarters: Shanghai
Industry: Corporate technology
Shanghai Jianmi Internet Science and Technology Company has launched its major product, Ping++, a popular paid software development kit product targeted to mobile application creators.

William Joy

Age: 22
Position: Founder and CEO of Venvy Video
Headquarters: Shanghai
Industry: Consumption Technology
Venvy Video is a professional company focusing on making interactive videos through innovative image recognition technology. Users can get relevant information about the objects or people in the video through clicking any time.

Lyu Cheng

Age: 25
Position: Founder and CEO of Duya Technology
Headquarters: Beijing
Industry: Consumption Technology
Established in 2014, Duya Technology Company has mainly launched two products, Project Flow and Music Flow. Project Flow is a new generation of operating system based on voice control. Music Flow is a kind of voice-controlled music player.

Lyu Jinjie

Age: 29
Position: Board chairman of Beijing Culiu Technology Internet Company Ltd.
Headquarters: Beijing
Industry: Media and marketing
Being a fast developing Internet start-up, Beijing Culiu Technology Internet Company Ltd. has formed competitive edge in e-commerce, entertainment apps and social marketing. Its operation revenue in 2014 reached 100 million yuan.

Li Kai

Age: 30
Position: Board chairman and CEO of Ariadne’s Thread Co., Ltd
Headquarters: Beijing
Industry: Entertainment
Established in 2011, Ariadne's Thread Co., Ltd focuses on presenting Internet information applications featuring film making, marketing and facilitating cooperation across different sectors. The company's operation revenue in 2014 totaled 100 million yuan.

Li Ming

Age: 29
Position: Founder and CEO of INMIX Glasses
Headquarters: Beijing
Industry: Retail and e-commerce
INMIX is a renowned online glasses brand created by Li Ming. Their prices are generally one third of those of glasses stores. As a fashion brand, it is popular on Chinese e-commerce platforms like Taobao.com, JD.com and so on. Its sales volume in 2014 totaled 20 million yuan.

Mao Jingxiang

Age: 27
Position: Board chairman and CEO of Hangzhou MiQ Network Technology Inc.
Headquarters: Zhejiang Province
Industry: Games
Established in 2012, Hangzhou MiQ Network Technology Inc. is an innovative technological enterprise focusing on mobile application and mobile games development and distribution.

Qi Junyuan

Age: 25
Position: Founder and CEO of Teambition
Headquarters: Shanghai
Industry: Enterprise Technology
Teambition is a highly efficient and stable project cooperation platform for knowledge sharing, task assignment, supervision and other functions.

Tan Kangying

Age: 29
Position: Chief Marketing Officer of Shenzhen Emie Technology Company Ltd.
Headquarters: Guangdong Province
Industry: Advanced manufacturing
Shenzhen Emie Technology Company Ltd. focuses on hardware manufacturing on the Internet. Turnover in 2014 totaled 80 million yuan.

Tan Zheng

Age: 28
Position: CEO of ANTVR
Headquarters: Beijing
Industry: Advanced manufacturing
ANTVR focuses on the wearable computer and the virtual reality sector with globally advanced technologies. The self-designed ANTVR KIT, which is the first all-compatible kit around the world, is selling well on the website KICKSTARTER in the United States.

Ruan Hao

Age: 30
Position: Founder of LYCS Architecture
Headquarters: Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province
Industry: Architecture and furniture design
The design of Tian Tai No. 2 Primary School by Ruan Hao and his team built the first ring form runway roofed primary school in China. The CA Table furniture design was launched on the FANCY homepage and drew global attention, especially among cat lovers.

Sun Yuchen

Age: 25
Position: Founder and CEO of Rui Bo Tian Xia Technology Company Ltd.
Headquarters: Beijing
Industry: Enterprise application
The Rui Bo Tian Xia Technology Company Ltd. is China's first and is now the only company focusing on a distributive clearing protocol system.

Wang Lei

Age: 30
Position: President of VACN Investment Group
Headquarters: Shanghai
Industry: Retail and e-commerce
The "No. 9 Happiness" project launched by the VACN Investment Group is China's largest online to offline project featuring providing care for the elderly at home.

Wang Xinwen

Age: 28
Position: Founder and CEO of Lilith Games
Headquarters: Shanghai
Industry: Games
Lilith Games is a mobile games developer with popular products like Dota Legend.

Wu Zhe

Age: 29
Position: CEO of Kuai Le Die Dai Internet Technology Company Ltd.
Headquarters: Beijing
Industry: Media and marketing

Xiong Yifang

Age: 26
Position: Joint founder of Ehang Technology Company Ltd.
Headquarters: Beijing
Industry: Advanced manufacturing
As a drone technology developer, Ehang has launched a ghost aerial robot and other products.

Yuan Jinsong

Age: 30
Position: CEO of Shanghai Douxiang Information Technology Company Ltd.
Headquarters: Shanghai
Industry: Enterprise applications
Shanghai Douxiang Information Technology Company Ltd. is an emerging safety provider based on the renowned website FreeBuf.com. Its product FreeBuf has gained popularity among Internet users.

Yin Qi

Age: 27
Position: Joint founder and CEO of Megvii (Face++)
Headquarters: Beijing
Industry: Enterprise application
Established in October 2011, Megvii focuses on image recognition and the deep learning sector and currently has the most advanced human face recognition technology Face++.

Zhang Hengde

Age: 30
Position: Founder and CEO of Chill Inn Hotel Management Group Limited
Headquarters: Beijing and Shenzhen in Guangdong Province
Industry: Tourism
Chill Inn is now China's largest overseas house renting reservation platform. It now provides high-quality housing for overseas Chinese tourists and its services cover Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, the United States, Canada, UK, France, Australia and Spain.

Zhao Runlong

Age: 30
Position: Founder and CEO of Wangli Finance Group
Headquarters: Beijing
Industry: Finance
Wangli Finance Group is an innovative financial institution with businesses covering investment banking, private placement funds, private banking, fortune management and Internet finance. Wanglibao.com is its online financial platform, which provides concrete personal plans for its users.

Zhou Wei

Age: 29
Position: General Manager of INMOTION Technologies Co., Ltd
Headquarters: Shenzhen in Guangdong Province
Industry: Advanced manufacturing
INMOTION Technologies Co., Ltd is a high tech enterprise specializing in the research and development of Sensor Controlled Vehicles. The company has established over 300 stores around the globe and its products have been sold in more than 50 countries.

(Source: China.org.cn)

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